Luc Besson cannot eff up a movie, this much I knew when I went to see LUCY, after having read many a harsh review. I wasn’t expecting it to be as great as it is, though. Like a Sixtine chapel painting of the 21st century, LUCY brings us from the first woman on earth, Lucy, to the real apex of creation, another woman called Lucy, played most stunningly by Scarlett Johanson. Besson unfolds a virtuoso symphony before our eyes: bandes dessinés meets philosophy in bright colours. I seldom walk out of a film utterly stunned and deeply moved. This is an instant classic, summing up Kubrick’s 2001, Coppola’s DRACULA, the Wachowski’s MATRIX and some of Besson’s own works. This film ran through my mind like a tiny Peugeot speeding against a tide of monster trucks (aka Hollywood mainstream). C’est magnifique!
JAUJA *) takes us on a trip through cinema history (it adopts the classical format 4:3 with as much as rounded corners), through brutal colonialism (it places Patagonian indigens against European conquerors) and through mythology. It does […]
The Viennese Vampire comedy THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE (Der Vampir auf der Couch) by director/author David Ruehm is like the famous alpine Republic Austria herself: Charming, playful, witty … and a little darkish around the […]